ealdfæder

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *aldafader; equivalent to eald (old) +‎ fæder (father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ͜ɑldˌfæ.der/, [ˈæ͜ɑɫdˌfæ.der]

Noun[edit]

ealdfæder m

  1. grandfather
    Coordinate term: ealdmōdor
  2. ancestor

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: olde fader, eldfader